Good health and well-being is all about balance.
Good health and well-being is all about balance. The definition of which is a situation in which various elements are equal or in the correct proportions.
It might seem simple, but in fact many people find it difficult to get a good balance in various aspects of life. Due to societal pressures and expectations many people do allow themselves to have a good balance, or sometimes don’t have the right tools and don’t know how to achieve balance. If we don’t or can’t achieve a good balance then this can and often will lead to the body responding in ways not conducive to health, well-being and happiness. Health In The Bay has fantastic practitioners to help you find that balance, whether its emotional, social, physical or structural.
Emotional and Social
Emotionally – stress can be useful, and it has been suggested that exposure to a moderate level of stress that you can master, with recovery in between, can make us more mentally and physically tough and less reactive to future stress. Many people go through long periods of stress without a break, or significant levels of stress, without tools to help them deal with it and to achieve some balance.
Socially – Although we may not always believe it, work is very good for us in several ways, including building self esteem and self worth, keeping our brain and body fit, and social and financial benefits. It can also be draining and a form of stress, so we need to balance it with exercise and rest. It is known that you need a break from work to allow you to be more productive at work.
Without a good emotional, social and work balance we can often end up with a range of possible issues ranging from sleeping problems, issues with personal and work relationships, extreme emotional reactions, low immunity, poor digestion, low self esteem, and even to reliance on drugs, alcohol and food.
If you feel you need some support or guidance to improve your emotional wellbeing, or you feel that stress or trauma (past or present) is negatively impacting your life or health, Robbie Moore our Psychotherapist could be just the right person to help you. Robbie has had vast experience in helping people in a wide range of situations get back to emotional health and well being. Click for more on Psychotherapy or Robbie Moore.
Our Physiology (defined as the way in which a living organism or bodily part/system functions) requires the correct nutrients to allow our organs, muscles, nerves and cells function well. For example our reproductive system is a delicate system that requires our hormones to be balanced and many issues may result if we don’t have the right balance.
Digestion – You have most likely heard of the gut biome which refers to the gut bacteria which needs the correct balance of good and bad bacteria.
Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture is based on the premise that disease occurs when there is an imbalance in the flow in energy channels (meridians) in our body and treatment uses needles to improve the flow of and balance these meridians. These meridians are related to specific organs, but also impact other aspects of physiology that are important for health and well-being.
With the use of fine needles, and at times cupping, moxa and/or herbs, Acupuncture can improve the function of specific organs, but also has the effect of improving many other aspects of health including sleep, fertility, skin disorders, and immunity, and can help reduce symptoms such as pain, unwanted pregnancy symptoms, allergies and more. At Health In The Bay we have two very experienced Acupuncturists to help you with a wide range of health issues. For better health or to improve your sense of wellbeing, Acupuncture can be a great solution for you. Click for more information on Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Ann McCarthy or Victor Fenech.
Physical structure – In the same way the above aspects of life need balance, so too does our structure, which involves the balance of our skeleton and the balance of our muscular system. Much of what we do in life are not balanced – such as sitting for hours at a computer. Much of what we do involves leaning forward, doing repetitive actions, even doing sport or exercise that works some muscles more than others. These can easily result in an imbalance in the muscles or bony joints. Any imbalance will commonly result in symptoms such as reduced joint mobility, joint pain and inflammation, muscle spasm, and muscle weakness. More severe cases may result in disc bulge and nerve impingement and nerve damage, which can result in pain, decreased sensation and even loss of muscle control or wastage. Feeling like this will have other effects such as impacting quality of sleep, decreased energy, decreased motivation to keep exercising or be active, or relying on pain medication – all of which can have a negative impact on our health. If you feel your body isn’t moving as well as it used to, or you are dealing with pain, stiffness, or repeated injuries, then Chiropractic could help. Martina has 19 years experience in helping people decrease their musculoskeletal symptoms and improve their mobility. Click for more on Martina Hambly or Chiropractic.
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